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Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Tue May 27, 2014 12:23 pm quote
4n6iscool wrote:
We will hang out for a short time at Abita before parading in as a group to the scooter shop. All participates sill need to finish that last leg to score the points.
I will be cheering you on!
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Tue May 27, 2014 12:25 pm quote
mrmoi2000 wrote:
Max6200 wrote:
Stupid question:

Where is the finish line in NOLA? Is it the Hilton or somewhere else?
There is a ride heading from Amerivespa to meet us at the

Abita Brew Pub
72011 Holly Street
Abita Springs, LA 70420

From there we ride over to

The Transportation Revolution
901 Julia St
New Orleans, LA 70113

p.
Indeed, and if you join the Amerivespa Thursday morning "long ride" you can join the Cannonball riders for the last leg. Or if you are riding into NOLA you can join everybody on the inbound leg at Abita Brew Pub. The return to New Orleans is scheduled for 4:00 PM

http://www.abitabrewpub.com/contact.html
El Macho
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Tue May 27, 2014 12:27 pm quote
Re: Update
4n6iscool wrote:
Mt Hood and Mt Rainer.



That's exactly the view I saw the last time I flew into SFO. Magnificent. Wish I were there...
Molto Verboso
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Tue May 27, 2014 1:13 pm quote
Good luck everyone! See you in NOLA!

-Mel
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Tue May 27, 2014 7:01 pm quote
CrazyCarl wrote:
Good Luck to all the riders...I wish swift and safe travels for all.

CD - Where did you get that trailer? That's a nice compact rig.
Trailerinabag.com. Their website was down on Monday but you can get their phone number from the Google cached version. We actually have the double trailer but here iris configured as a single nice thing is when we get to Hyder 10-15 minutes after unloading it is disassembles and in the back of the SUV. No need for trailer parking or pulling an empty trailer back.

Today was much less eventful. Trailer lights fixed without having to resort to anew one from Wally World, clear skies and smooth roads. Later I'll post a couple photos. Did discover cable is out at our Colorado house so we are sitting at Ollie's sipping Breckenridge Vanilla Porter from a nitrogen tap waiting for a Philly style cheese steak. Have a tracking number for my K66 tire to arrive tomorrow and have an idea on how to reattach my windshield so visit to Lowes while we wait for FedEx tomorrow.
Sir Frets-A-Lot
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Tue May 27, 2014 7:18 pm quote
Best of luck to you guys

I'm massively jealous
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Tue May 27, 2014 7:34 pm quote
TheO.Z. wrote:
Best of luck to you guys

I'm massively jealous
Wish you were going to be there as well. I'm hoping y tire arrives early tomorrow so we have time to stop and use the camera onthe way up. Who knew I maybe inspired todo some tier portraits but I not likely to be as good as yours.
Ossessionato
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Tue May 27, 2014 8:00 pm quote
Good luck friends.

Ride fast.

Stay sharp.

Sleep all you can.

Arrive in one piece.

XOXOX,

R
Molto Verboso
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Tue May 27, 2014 9:36 pm quote
Judy- SPOT service doesn't cover Hawaii... believe me, I tried for over 2 hours to check in while I was packing stuff the Sunday night before I left. So my first check in was when I was in San Diego.

Right now I'm in Vancouver WA. We drove for over 12 hours from Woodland CA yesterday to make it here a day early. Got to sit in a 2 hour long traffic jam on the I5 because the freeway had been closed down to a single lane and I guess traffic just bottlenecked. At least it was pretty.

My netbook still isn't working. I was able to download antivirus software to a thumb drive and then install it, run it, and clean up some of the stuff, but now the damn thing won't even start up. I'm frustrated that I might will have to go and buy a new laptop which means a hefty CC Bill when I come home. But hey, at least Oregon is right across the river and I can take advantage of their lack of sales tax.
*shameless plug* (btw, still offering those metal prints for sale if anyone is interested in helping me defer this unforseen cost and have a cool picture to hang on your wall in your scooter cave or display on your desk at work to make sure everyone knows just how much you love Vespas.)

We're starting to become expert scooter loaders... The windshield is covered in bug guts right now.

Ol' Whitey rides again! And will get to retire in Hawaii one of these days.
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Tue May 27, 2014 9:45 pm quote
Scoot arrived safely to Portland, OR



Molto Verboso
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Tue May 27, 2014 9:51 pm quote
4n6iscool wrote:
Scoot arrived safely to Portland, OR



I'm just across the river right now! Are you riding the rest of the way up?
Molto Verboso
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Tue May 27, 2014 10:00 pm quote
A 20 year old dry erase board drawing my aunt has that I just saw today. Looks like it was just drawn yesterday!

Sent from my Verizon 4G LTE Smartphone



Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Wed May 28, 2014 6:08 am quote
According to FedEx my tire has arrived in Denver and is being sorted onto a truck to arrive here later today. Internet is out at my house called Comcast who say " hardware issue, we can sed someone Rhurs" yeah right, I Effie hate Cocast. New modem after two weeks if hassle in Jan. I really need an alyernative but there isn't anything better inBreck.

Off to Lowes after my coffee so we will be ready to roll when FedEx arrives.
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Wed May 28, 2014 6:31 am quote
Eventually I will start riding north. Today I am exploring the Portland area since I have never been here before. Tomorrow it is Canon Beach, Astoria, and Olympia. I start riding true north on Friday.
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Wed May 28, 2014 6:53 am quote
I'm not picking favorites or anything because I wish everyone a safe and fun Cannonball but...hey Yanobobano...

ludicrous-speed.gif
GO!!! :D

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Wed May 28, 2014 7:47 am quote
Yano woot. How are things? Did you get the computer fixed. Hopefully you got everything done. Say hi to dad for me. Excited. Haven't missed much. Rained like a MF sunday. Worst thunder i've ever heard here. Rained 4in an hour!!! My power went out for 2hrs. Pun'a'lu'u got swamped. who knew there was a waterfall by the side of the road before Kahana park going your way. Safe travels my friend. CD glad you got the tire.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Wed May 28, 2014 8:07 am quote
4n6iscool wrote:
Eventually I will start riding north. Today I am exploring the Portland area since I have never been here before. Tomorrow it is Cannon Beach, Astoria, and Olympia. I start riding true north on Friday.
Hopefully you are planning to go North on US101 from Astoria to Aberdeen then East to Olympia. That is a fun ride as long as the weather is dry.
Ossessionato
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Wed May 28, 2014 8:17 am quote
4n6iscool wrote:
Eventually I will start riding north. Today I am exploring the Portland area since I have never been here before. Tomorrow it is Canon Beach, Astoria, and Olympia. I start riding true north on Friday.
If you are a beer drinker - You are in paradise there... (Don't miss Cascade Brewery - though there are a lot of other excellent places besides just them. Japanese Gardens are pretty spectacular too...

Desi B.
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Wed May 28, 2014 9:19 am quote
Safe Bet
I don't want Feb31st to win, I just want him to finish.

I have a vested interest in this scooter and rider.

Bill x
Molto Verboso
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Wed May 28, 2014 9:31 am quote
judy wrote:
Yano woot. How are things? Did you get the computer fixed. Hopefully you got everything done. Say hi to dad for me. Excited. Haven't missed much. Rained like a MF sunday. Worst thunder i've ever heard here. Rained 4in an hour!!! My power went out for 2hrs. Pun'a'lu'u got swamped. who knew there was a waterfall by the side of the road before Kahana park going your way. Safe travels my friend. CD glad you got the tire.
Unfortunately, there is no fix other than to wipe the thing and reinstall a new OS. I will be going to buy something today after we swap out the rear tire and finish installing all the bits and bobs I had to mail to my aunt's house.
Molto Verboso
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Wed May 28, 2014 9:35 am quote
LC353 wrote:
I'm not picking favorites or anything because I wish everyone a safe and fun Cannonball but...hey Yanobobano...
Light speed is too slow! We'll have to go ludicrous speed!
I am a big fan of Spaceballs.
Sir Frets-A-Lot
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Wed May 28, 2014 9:38 am quote
Bill Dog wrote:
I don't want Feb31st to win, I just want him to finish.

I have a vested interest in this scooter and rider.

Bill x
oh..?
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Wed May 28, 2014 9:51 am quote
TheO.Z. wrote:
Bill Dog wrote:
I don't want Feb31st to win, I just want him to finish.

I have a vested interest in this scooter and rider.

Bill x
oh..?


You'll be hitchhiking to JFK if I don't!
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Wed May 28, 2014 9:53 am quote
show
I'll have to show bit of leg then.

Bill x
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Wed May 28, 2014 10:44 am quote
Bill Dog wrote:
I'll have to show bit of leg then.

Bill x
Bring that kilt. You will get rides faster.
The Beer Guy
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Wed May 28, 2014 10:47 am quote
feb31st wrote:
TheO.Z. wrote:
Bill Dog wrote:
I don't want Feb31st to win, I just want him to finish.

I have a vested interest in this scooter and rider.

Bill x
oh..?


You'll be hitchhiking to JFK if I don't!
Bill was stumped when I asked him if he'd considered a Plan B.
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Wed May 28, 2014 10:48 am quote
promise
Yeah I may not do that again or maybe....

Bill xxx
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Wed May 28, 2014 10:48 am quote
Scutrbrau wrote:
feb31st wrote:
TheO.Z. wrote:
Bill Dog wrote:
I don't want Feb31st to win, I just want him to finish.

I have a vested interest in this scooter and rider.

Bill x
oh..?


You'll be hitchhiking to JFK if I don't!
Bill was stumped when I asked him if he'd considered a Plan B.
Hehe

image.jpg

The Beer Guy
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Wed May 28, 2014 10:51 am quote
froggieposition wrote:
Scutrbrau wrote:
feb31st wrote:
TheO.Z. wrote:
Bill Dog wrote:
I don't want Feb31st to win, I just want him to finish.

I have a vested interest in this scooter and rider.

Bill x
oh..?


You'll be hitchhiking to JFK if I don't!
Bill was stumped when I asked him if he'd considered a Plan B.
Hehe
He tried that but said it didn't taste very good.
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Wed May 28, 2014 10:53 am quote
Probably end up growing boobs from it. But that's another thread.
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Wed May 28, 2014 10:55 am quote
plan b from outer space
I like the idea of an emergency contraceptive.

Paging Dr Beat.

Bill x
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Wed May 28, 2014 10:56 am quote
Bill Dog wrote:
I like the idea of an emergency contraceptive.

Paging Dr Beat.

Bill x
You don't need to be getting pregnant Bill. That will just ruin your figure.
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Wed May 28, 2014 10:59 am quote
yanobobano wrote:
judy wrote:
Yano woot. How are things? Did you get the computer fixed. Hopefully you got everything done. Say hi to dad for me. Excited. Haven't missed much. Rained like a MF sunday. Worst thunder i've ever heard here. Rained 4in an hour!!! My power went out for 2hrs. Pun'a'lu'u got swamped. who knew there was a waterfall by the side of the road before Kahana park going your way. :shock: Safe travels my friend. CD glad you got the tire. 8)
Unfortunately, there is no fix other than to wipe the thing and reinstall a new OS. I will be going to buy something today after we swap out the rear tire and finish installing all the bits and bobs I had to mail to my aunt's house.
In that case just install Ubuntu on the one you have. I mean, if you have to start over may as well ditch windows.
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Wed May 28, 2014 10:59 am quote
scatter
Yes the figure 8.

The kilt will come to NOLA for a fee.

Bill x
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Wed May 28, 2014 11:02 am quote
Re: scatter
Bill Dog wrote:
Yes the figure 8.

The kilt will come to NOLA for a fee.

Bill x
I got this for free.

upkilt.jpg

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Wed May 28, 2014 11:04 am quote
103
Oh Happy Days.

Bill x

Edit - If anyone apart from Rick knows what the 103 refers to they get a special prize.
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Wed May 28, 2014 11:06 am quote
Even prepared with knee pads... Spectacular
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Wed May 28, 2014 11:09 am quote
ahem
Rollergirl knee pads I'd like to add.

A very kind person from MV sent them to me.

Bill x
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Wed May 28, 2014 1:48 pm quote
Scutrbrau wrote:
Bill Dog wrote:
Yes the figure 8.

The kilt will come to NOLA for a fee.

Bill x
I got this for free.
Everything about this picture is both wrong and right and wrong.

But right.
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Wed May 28, 2014 1:55 pm quote
broadcast
I've posted this in the Amerivespa thread but I have a room to share at the Hilton in NOLA from the 12 to the 16th if anyone wants to go halves.

pm me.

Bill xxx
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